Boxer Errol Spence Jr 'in serious condition' after crashing his $300k Ferrari, police say he was not wearing a seatbelt
The 29-year-old unified welterweight champion was heading to his home in a white Ferrari from a nightclub at around 3 am when he crashed and flipped his vehicle in Dallas.
Boxer Errol Spence Jr. is reportedly in a serious condition after he was rushed to hospital following a horrific car crash. Reports state that the 29-year-old unified welterweight champion was heading to his home in a white Ferrari from a nightclub at around 3 am when he crashed and flipped his vehicle in Dallas.
Spence was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was thrown out of the $300k Ferrari 488 Spider along Riverfront Boulevard on impact. Dallas police and emergency services arrived shortly and the 29-year-old was rushed to the Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Reports state that the boxer is expected to survive. Spence's car is the only one believed to have been involved in the crash.
The Dallas Police department released a statement, saying: "At 2:53am a Ferrari traveling at a high rate of speed northbound in the 500 S. Riverfront Blvd. The Ferrari veered left over the center median onto the southbound lanes and flipped multiple times ejecting the driver who was not wearing a seatbelt," the Daily Mail reported.
UPDATE: Sources tell @CBSDFW Pro boxer ERROL SPENCE JR is the “high-profile man” @Dallaspd says was seriously injured after being ejected from the #Ferrari he was driving during a rollover crash on Riverfront Blvd. He was transported hospital, but expected to survive. #BREAKING pic.twitter.com/JjkCP2OcXz— Madison Sawyer (@MadisonSawyerTV) October 10, 2019
Spence, earlier in the evening, had posted an Instagram Story, showing a friend dancing in the Sidebar nightclub in Dallas. The boxer, born in Long Island, New York, won the IBF world welterweight title in 2017 by beating Kell Brook in England. He has reportedly held on to the title ever since. As a professional boxer, Spence is unbeaten in his 26 fights with 21 knock-outs. He also won a split decision over fellow American Shawn Porter last month.
The Dallas resident has two young daughters, Ivy and Violet, however, he has continued to keep the identity of their mother secret. His marital status is also a closely-guarded secret, according to reports.